Television Personalities - And They All Lived Happily Ever After

And They All Lived Happily Ever After

Television Personalities

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Album 24 tracks £8.99
Download Album (MP3) 24 tracks £7.99
Download Album (WAV) 24 tracks £7.99

Description

Television Personalities - And They All Lived Happily Ever After

Television Personalities are quite possibly the finest cult band in the UK. Since forming in 1977, they have released 8 studio albums involving numerous changes in personnel centred around the constant figure of songwriter Dan Treacy.

The TVP's were around at the dawn of punk, well actually the breakfast to be more accurate, they released one of the first D.I.Y. singles 'Part Time Punks' with full instructions and costs of how to do one yourselves.

I first met Dan in 1994 and he suggested doing a record, the result of which 4 and a half years later was 'Don't Cry Baby... It's Only A Movie' a collection of tracks that were laying around Toe-Rag studios floor. This features cover versions of tracks by people like Jonathan Richman, Psychic TV and The Razorcuts. We also did a 7" later on with another two unrealeased tracks.

'...and they all lived happily ever after' is a new 24 track compilation compiled by Dan Treacy of rare and unusual material culled from his endless archives. Material featured dates from 1981 right through to some of their latest recordings from 2005.

The Television Personalities have just signed to Domino Records (Home of Franz Ferdinand amongst others) and will have a brand new album out in the near future.

Dan Treacy says about this album…
"I like to think of this as our odds and sods album – Sods and Mods more like. It's literally been chosen by the 'fans' people have their favourite memories – I'm pleased too that we tracked down some oddities like the Abba cover 'The Visitors' and the Arthur Lee tribute 'You Are Something'"

Among the highlights are the rare tracks like 'Another Rainy Day In Manchester' a slight Dig at The Smiths, the original demo of 'Girl At The Bus Stop' which was recorded for the BMX bandits to record from and clips of Morrissey and Paul Weller reviewing the TVP's on Radio 1's Round Table in 1983.

Due to the rarity of some of the tracks the quality is a bit rough in places but that's the beauty of it.

WEBSITE : www.televisionpersonalities.co.uk

Tracklisting

CD Album (DAMGOOD 245 CD)
  1. Television Personalities - Games For Boys
  2. Television Personalities - Smashing Time
  3. Television Personalities - February
  4. Television Personalities - Silly Things Lovers Do
  5. Television Personalities - JohnPeel Talks About 14th Floor
  6. Television Personalities - Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand
  7. Television Personalities - You Are Something
  8. Television Personalities - Give Me The Gun
  9. Television Personalities - A Good And Faithful Servant
  10. Television Personalities - Morrissey and Weller on Roundtable
  11. Television Personalities - I Was a Mod before you were a Mod
  12. Television Personalities - Sunshine Tomorrow
  13. Television Personalities - Why am I crying
  14. Television Personalities - I Don't Think I Will Ever Cry Again
  15. Television Personalities - PS51
  16. Television Personalities - Another Rainy Day In Manchester
  17. Television Personalities - Here Comes the Rain
  18. Television Personalities - JohnPeel Talks About Part Time Punks
  19. Television Personalities - Sad Mona Lisa
  20. Television Personalities - Girl at the Bus Stop
  21. Television Personalities - Harmony In My Head
  22. Television Personalities - The Whole World Turns Upside Down
  23. Television Personalities - I Hear a New World
  24. Television Personalities - The Visitors
Download Album (DAMGOOD 245 CD)
  1. Television Personalities - Games For Boys
  2. Television Personalities - Smashing Time
  3. Television Personalities - February
  4. Television Personalities - Silly Things Lovers Do
  5. Television Personalities - JohnPeel Talks About 14th Floor
  6. Television Personalities - Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand
  7. Television Personalities - You Are Something
  8. Television Personalities - Give Me The Gun
  9. Television Personalities - A Good And Faithful Servant
  10. Television Personalities - Morrissey and Weller on Roundtable
  11. Television Personalities - I Was a Mod before you were a Mod
  12. Television Personalities - Sunshine Tomorrow
  13. Television Personalities - Why am I crying
  14. Television Personalities - I Don't Think I Will Ever Cry Again
  15. Television Personalities - PS51
  16. Television Personalities - Another Rainy Day In Manchester
  17. Television Personalities - Here Comes the Rain
  18. Television Personalities - JohnPeel Talks About Part Time Punks
  19. Television Personalities - Sad Mona Lisa
  20. Television Personalities - Girl at the Bus Stop
  21. Television Personalities - Harmony In My Head
  22. Television Personalities - The Whole World Turns Upside Down
  23. Television Personalities - I Hear a New World
  24. Television Personalities - The Visitors